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A 12-04-019 Direct Testimony of Joseph W Oliver MPWMD.pdf

A 12-04-019 Direct Testimony of Joseph W Oliver MPWMD.pdf

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Published by L. A. Paterson
Monterey Peninsula Water Management District, California Public Utilities Commission
Monterey Peninsula Water Management District, California Public Utilities Commission

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D
IRECT
 T
ESTIMONY OF
 JOSEPH
 
W.
 
OLIVERA.
 
12-04-019P
AGE
1
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WD-7BEFORE THE PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSIONOF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA
In the Matter of the Application of California- Application No. 12-04-019American Water Company (U210W) for a (Filed April 23, 2013)Certificate of Public Convenience andNecessity to Construct and Operate itsMonterey Water Supply Project to Resolve theLong-Term Water Supply Deficit in itsMonterey District and to Recover All PresentAnd Future Costs in connection Therewith inRates
DIRECT TESTIMONY OF JOSEPH W. OLIVER
De LAY & LAREDODavid C. Laredo, CSBN 66532Heidi A. Quinn, CSBN 180880Alex J. Lorca, CSBN 266444606 Forest AvenuePacific Grove, CA 93950-4221 Telephone: (831) 646-1502Facsimile: (831) 646-0377Email: dave@laredolaw.netheidi@laredolaw.netalex@laredolaw.netAttorneys for
MONTEREY PENINSULA WATERMANAGEMENT DISTRICT
February 22, 2013
 
 
 
D
IRECT
 T
ESTIMONY OF
 JOSEPH
 
W.
 
OLIVERA.
 
12-04-019P
AGE
2
12356789101112131151617181920212223225262728
BEFORE THE PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSIONOF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA
In the Matter of the Application of California- Application No. 12-04-019American Water Company (U210W) for a (Filed April 23, 2013)Certificate of Public Convenience andNecessity to Construct and Operate itsMonterey Water Supply Project to Resolve theLong-Term Water Supply Deficit in itsMonterey District and to Recover All PresentAnd Future Costs in connection Therewith inRates
DIRECT TESTIMONY OF JOSEPH W. OLIVERI.
 
INTRODUCTION
Q1.
 
Please state your name, business address, and telephone number.A1.
 
My name is Joseph W. Oliver. My business address is 5 Harris Court, Building G,Monterey, California 93940. My telephone number is (831) 658-5640.Q2.
 
By whom are you employed and in what capacity?A2.
 
I am employed by the Monterey Peninsula Water Management District (“MPWMD” or“Water Management District” or “District”) as Water Resources Division Manager.Q3.
 
What are your responsibilities?A3.
 
As the manager of the Water Resources Division, I am responsible for the supervision of the Water Resources Division’s programs, services, and staff. The Water ResourcesDivision is comprised of two functionary units, the Hydrologic unit and the Fisheriesunit, with three full-time staff in each unit. Program responsibilities and services providedstrategies and budgets for California American Water’s (Cal-Ams) main water
 
 
D
IRECT
 T
ESTIMONY OF
 JOSEPH
 
W.
 
OLIVERA.
 
12-04-019P
AGE
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12356789101112131151617181920212223225262728distribution system, and the annual Carmel River Memorandum of Agreement (MOA)among Cal-Am, California Department of Fish and Game (CDFG) and the WaterManagement District that governs reservoir releases to the lower Carmel River during thelow-flow season. As the Water Resources Division manager, I prepare assignments,provide direction and help resolve issues related to the Division’s activities. In addition, Iam responsible for the development and implementation of the MPWMD aquifer storageand recovery program in the Seaside Groundwater Basin. All of these activities are eitherin direct response to the mitigation measures described in the 1990 Water AllocationProgram Environmental Impact Report (EIR), or are necessary in order to describe,evaluate and mitigate impacts to the identified environmental resources from the WaterAllocation Program.Q4.
 
Briefly describe your education background.A4.
 
My education includes a bachelor's degree in geology, and master's degree in geology,specializing in hydrogeology, from Indiana University, and post-graduate training ingroundwater engineering at the University of Colorado.Q5.
 
Please describe your professional experience.A5.
 
I am a registered Professional Geologist (No. 4604) and Certified Hydrogeologist (No.164) in California, and a Certified Professional Hydrogeologist (No. 964) with theAmerican Institute of Hydrology. My professional membership includes the NationalGround Water Association and the California Groundwater Association. I have 34 yearsof professional experience in the field of groundwater hydrology, working forgovernment agencies and private industry. I have been working at the MontereyPeninsula Water Management District (MPWMD or District) for over 26 years, where Ihave also held the positions of Geohydrologist, and Senior Hydrogeologist. During myemployment with the MPWMD, I have been involved in analysis and development of the

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